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COLLECTION OF I.A.L. AND BARBARA DIAMOND, LOS ANGELES

Alexander Calder
UNTITLED
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 385,000 USD
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COLLECTION OF I.A.L. AND BARBARA DIAMOND, LOS ANGELES

Alexander Calder
UNTITLED
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 385,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Alexander Calder
1898 - 1976
UNTITLED
signed with the artist's monogram on the red balancing element
painted metal and wire standing mobile
12 1/2 by 17 by 6 1/2 in. 31.7 by 43.2 by 16.5 cm.
Executed in 1958, this work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York under application number A24109.
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Provenance

Perls Galleries, New York
Acquired by the present owner in December 1959

Catalogue Note

I.A.L. Diamond wrote stories and screenplays in Hollywood during a four decade career.  After collaborating with Billy Wilder on the screenplay for Love in the Afternoon in 1957, Diamond worked closely with Wilder for the rest of his career, writing screenplays with Wilder for 12 movies between 1957 and 1981.  Their screenplays were nominated three times for Academy Awards (including the screenplay for Some Like it Hot in 1959), and they won an Oscar for their original screenplay for The Apartment in 1960 which also won for Best Picture.

The Diamonds were buying art actively in the late 1950s through the 1960s and their focus was on Contemporary Art of the day, with a special affinity for European Contemporary Art.

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